Faro airport attracts 18 new routes and six new destinations
It’s good news for holidaymakers jetting to and out of Faro’s Gago Coutinho Airport as 18 new routes and six new destinations have been announced for this summer season.
The new destinations are Rome, Strasbourg, Bilbao, Jersey and Exeter which did not have links to Faro before.
The Algarve’s airport now has a total of 81 connections to 71 cities announced the Portuguese airports management company ANA Aeroportos de Portugal – Vinci Airports. These will include six “totally new destinations” while 12 will complement “existing routes which will now be operated by more airline companies.”
Flights taking off from Faro airport will bring “new routes and connectivity” to the Algarve over the holiday period resulting in the greatest influx of tourists, both national and international” says ANA.
“The main countries of origin for the Algarve’s tourists flying into the holiday region are the UK, Ireland and France with airlines upping the number of seats compared to the summer of 2019”, said the company, adding that the new routes would contribute to the “growth of strategic markets”.
The President of the Algarve Regional tourism board RTA, João Fernandes told the Lusa news agency that this increase in routes was the “fruit of a joint efforts between Turismo do Algarve, ANA Aeroportos and Turismo de Portugal”, which meant that the Algarve now has the widest connections ever”.
Photo. Jersey (One of the new destinations from Faro Airport). Unsplash. Nick Fewings.